Friday, July 29, 2011

Okinawan Food

A friend and I went to an Okinawan restaurant in town for the first time this evening! Everything was deeelicious! But guess who forgot to take pictures? Yup. You guessed it. To be honest, I think some of the food would have come out a little odd looking in pictures. It was a bit odd looking on my plate. But it sure was yummy! I'm eager to return and have more guava tea that tastes like cinnamon.

It did feel kind of funny to be sitting in the far distant north eating food from the far distant south.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Greetings from the cave!

I’m currently chilling in a hostel in Sapporo – tomorrow I’ll be headed off to a seminar. This hostel is really fun for one major reason – the beds are like little forts! Each bottom bunk has a curtain you can draw and a little lamp inside for light. So, I’m happily tucked away into my little fort with my root beer and bottle of water. And of course, my computer. What more could you ask for!110725_2106~01

The futon is kind of standing up behind the computer – kinda looks like a weird chair or something.

I wonder if my roommates are wondering about the strange typing sounds coming from my fort – better than the sounds of a Snickers bar.

Well, good night!

Where Have All the Girls Gone? - By Mara Hvistendahl | Foreign Policy

I read this article recently, and found it haunting. It doesn't take very long to read, and the author makes some interesting points. Although this is a fairly well-known topic, she brings out some things I had never thought of/known. There are some things toward the end of the article that I don't necessarily agree with, but overall, I thought the points made by the author were really good. Hope you find this as interesting (and saddening) as I did.

Where Have All the Girls Gone? - By Mara Hvistendahl | Foreign Policy